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Audric Adonteng is a Ghanaian-American writer from Massachusetts. His work, from poetry on race to essays on gun violence, is recognized by The New York Times, The Adroit Journal, The Empty Inkwell Review, The Eunoia Review, and more.
Tim Murphy (he/him) is a disabled poet who lives in Portland, Oregon. His poetry appears in Wordgathering, CERASUS Magazine, Remington Review, Writers Resist, The Long COVID Reader, and more. Instagram and Twitter (@brokenwingpoet).
Ali Ashhar is a poet, short story writer and columnist from Jaunpur, India. He is the author of the poetry collection, Mirror of Emotions. He was chosen as the Best Debut Author for the year 2021 by The Indian Awaz.
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Katherine Shehadeh is a writer and artist, who resides with her family in Miami, Florida. Her recent poems appear in Maudlin House, Drunk Monkeys, Cordite Poetry Review & others. Find her on Twitter @your_mominlaw or Instagram @katherinesarts.
Shamik Banerjee is a poet and poetry reviewer from the North-Eastern belt of India. He loves taking long strolls and spending time with his family. His deep affection with Solitude and Poetry provides him happiness.
Kae Chatman is a queer poet, veteran, and former university professor. Kae holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wichita State University, and an MA and PhD in Philosophy from Kansas University. Kae has poems published or forthcoming myriad journals.
Mark Martin's fiction has appeared in the Manchester Review, Dark Mountain, Storgy, Stand, the Missouri Review, and the Dalhousie Review (forthcoming). He won first prize in the Fish Short Story Prize 2021 and is Managing Editor at Verso Books.
"People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction." -James Baldwin
Nitika Balaram is a writer and lawyer with a creative soul. She was born in India, grew up in New Zealand and Australia, and lives in Egypt with her husband. Follow her writing journey on Instagram @nitika.balaram
Asheley Nova Navarro (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a bilingual poet. Her work is published or forthcoming in Copihue Poetry, Revista Digital el Coloso, the Creative Zine, Eunoia Review, and Revista Elipsis.
Neha is based in Oxfordshire, and writes about race, resistance, queerness and divestment. She has won or been commended in multiple regional and national awards for her journalistic features, creative non-fiction, and poetry.
Yuan Changming edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include 15 chapbooks, 14 Pushcart nominations and appearances in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17), BestNewPoemsOnline & 2079 others worldwide.
Daniel Romo is the author of Bum Knees and Grieving Sunsets (FlowerSong Press 2023), Moonlighting as an Avalanche (Tebot Bach 2021), Apologies in Reverse (FutureCycle Press 2019), and other books. More at
Lawrence Miles writes poetry and other things if he can remember that his Substack app is on his phone. Heaven help us all.
I'm a mom, writer, author, and amateur photographer. My poetry and photos have been featured in literary magazines and books. I've written and published a poetry book named: The Madness Inside My Head.
Matt Thomas is a smallholder farmer and occasional community college teacher. His work has appeared recently in Galway Review and Bluepepper and is upcoming in Dunes Review.
Peter Mladinic’s fifth book of poems, Voices from the Past, is due out in November 2023. An animal rights advocate, he lives in Hobbs, New Mexico, United States.
The journey of my book-baby, documenting AAPI experiences. Judi Mae “JM” Huck, MFA candidate.
Like their gender, Salem B Holden can be found everywhere & nowhere, probably hugging some tree in the woods. They've completed 3 chapbooks: How to They/them, Life in the Body, & Rebirth and were recently published in Babyteeth and Many Nice Donkeys.
Isra Hassan is a firm believer of poetry and black nihilism. A poet from Minneapolis, her work can be found in Poet Lore, The Waterstone Review, The Penn Review, and elsewhere. She resides in Washington, D.C.
Lulu Zhen is a Chinese writer, poet, musician, podcaster, video game creator, blogger, music video maker, and book designer.
Aijia Zhang is a seventeen-year-old aspiring creative writer currently living in Byfield, Massachusetts. She believes in the power of words to create change.
Alekseeva Arina is a 14-year-old from Kazakhstan with a deep passion for horror movies, writing articles, and the works of Agatha Christie.
Anique is a young poet from Wisconsin. She has previously been published in a few online literary magazines. She sees poetry as a harmonious beautiful second language she can use to empower and inspire others.